A Gut Feeling
Spring is not just a time to clean and refresh your home, but a great opportunity to rejuvenate and cleanse your body. You will know if it's time for a cleanse, as our bodies give subtle hints. You may feel sluggish, dull or grey, like the winter forest. With a gentle cleanse, however, you can help your body transition into the season of growth and renewal.
If you had a "gut feeling" that a cleanse is what your body was crying for, you are on the right track. Now is the perfect time to bring more self-awareness to the toxins that are ingested on a daily basis. Paying closer attention to your diet and eliminating processed foods from your diet and chemicals from both your diet and household can help to detox your liver and create better gut health.
All of the systems within your body work closely together to maintain health, when one system, like your digestive system, is unbalanced it can trigger a domino effect, thus causing problems in other areas of your body and creating chronic health issues.
Do You Have The Guts?
4 Reasons to Strive for Good Gut Health
1. People with a healthy digestive system have fewer cravings.
Bad bacteria and yeast feed on sugars, processed carbs and saturated fats. If you have an unhealthy imbalance of bad bacteria and an overabundance of yeast that thrive off sugar, the bad bacteria/yeast are capable of manipulating our appetite in order to obtain more sugar. Scavengers! Because of this, bad gut bacteria can cause you to store extra fat as well. I don’t know if anything will get rid of my chocolate craving, but I sure as heck am going to try!
2. Candida Overgrowth is linked to poor gut health
When you have an abundance of yeast in your gut you may start to have problems in the elimination department. We could spend all day discussing this but I think you get it…Spending a lot of time in the bathroom is not healthy nor is it how you want to spend your time. This is a good enough reason for me.
3. Poor gut health increases inflammation
Not having enough good bacteria in the gut and allowing yeast to run rampant will trigger inflammation, which is the cause of so many health and skin issues. These issues include everything from aging and acne to asthma and arthritis. In fact, many researchers and professionals believe that inflammation is the root cause of all disease and aging. Beneficial bacteria lower inflammation and crowd out bad bacteria. The first step to healthy, radiant skin begins with balancing digestive health.
4.A healthy gut equals a healthy immune system
Did you know that about 75-80% of your immune tissue is located in the gut? It came as a surprise to me as well. You usually don’t think of the digestive area as the “hub” of your immune system but it most certainly is! When your gut bacteria are balanced, your immune system is also balanced. But when it’s out of balance, so is your immune system. Which can lead to not only problems within your digestive system but issues throughout your entire body.
Where Do We Go From Here
Beneficial bacteria is the key to having a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are microorganisms, the “good bacteria”, your belly needs to correct the imbalance of too much bad bacteria in your gut. Our partners in wellness, The Beauty Chef , has created a living, biodynamic range of supplements that harnesses the benefits of whole foods, fermented foods, and pre and probiotics at once.The founder, Carla Oats, has dedicated the past fifteen years creating the world's first living skin care collection. This inside out approach has helped thousands cure chronic skin conditions, sluggish metabolisms and lingering ailments.
Discovering The Beauty Chef and being one of their first partners in the United States was an easy decision. At THE pearl, we have long believed that the solution to most skin and body concerns, as well as the key to overall well-being is a combination of internal and external remdies. See below for how probiotics and fermented whole foods, both included in The Beauty Chef line, can help you reach your goals for a healthier lifestyle.